Sep 28, 2023
There is no prescribed or required set of courses for pre-legal work. Students must have a B.A. or B.S. degree before beginning the professional study of law. There are no restrictions as to the field in which the degree is earned.
Generally, the objective of pre-legal study is to acquire a background useful in the study and practice of law. College study should prepare the student for law school by developing language comprehension and use, understanding of political, economic, social, and cultural institutions, and the ability to think logically and creatively. Courses promoting these objectives are included in the basic requirements for most undergraduate degrees. The choice of a major should be determined by the student’s academic interest and professional objectives in law. Subjects providing a valuable background for the study or practice of law include accounting, business administration, economics, English, history, language, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.
There are two major directions to obtain a pre-law degree: business or social science.
This is a transfer degree.
General Education (Minimum 32 credits)
General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.
1. Exploration and Participation
3. Relationship with the World
- Human behavior (3CR)
- U.S. and Wyoming constitutions (3CR)
- Cultural environment (3CR)
4. General Education Electives
- Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.
5. Physical Education (1CR)
- ACCT 2010 - Principles of Accounting I (4L,4CR)
- ACCT 2020 - Principles of Accounting II (4L,4CR)
- BADM 2010 - Business Law I (3L,3CR)
- BADM 2340 - Business Organizations and Government Regulations (3L,3CR)
- BADM 2350 - Commercial Law (3L,3CR)
- IMGT 2400 - Introduction to Information Management (3L,3CR)
- ECON 1010 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3L,3CR)
- ECON 1020 - Principles of Microeconomics (3L,3CR)
- MGT 2100 - Principles of Management (3L,3CR)
- MKT 2100 - Principles of Marketing (3L,3CR)
- STAT 2050 - Fundamentals of Statistics (5L,5CR)
- STAT 2070 - Introductory Statistics for Social Science (5L,5CR)
A minimum of 64 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Policies ” and “Degree Requirements .”
Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts and Associate of Applied Science Degrees.